The Embassy participated in the regional annual Argentina Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARTESOL) conference with a series of presentations and materials. Over 130 English language teachers from across Argentina and neighboring countries attended the professional development conference, which took place at the Universidad de Belgrano, in Buenos Aires on May 8 and 9, 2015.
Cultural Affairs Officer, Christine Meyer, participated in the opening ceremony, outlining the importance of this type of professional development events and the importance the U.S. Government places on Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Current English Language Fellows in Argentina, Mathilde Verillaud and Kennis Look, also participated as speakers on behalf of the Embassy. Other U.S. Speakers gave plenary sessions and workshops on relevant topics and new trends in the EFL teaching and learning.
Embassy staff distributed English Language teaching materials to all attendees, including copies of the Trace Effects video game (also available online) and copies of the English Language Teaching FORUM magazine(available online).
For more information, please visit the Embassy’s English language teaching and learning resources webpage or the Department of State’s American English webpage.